Spectra, the Hat

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Spectra, the Hat Pattern

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Spectra, the Hat Spectra, the Hat, in pink.gray
Spectra, the Hat Same hat, in blues!
Spectra, the Hat A Blue/green version
Spectra, the Hat again blue/green

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized

Item:

Hat

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • slip stitch, yarn in front/back, switch colors by 'crossing yarns
  • Knit and purl
  • cast on and cast off
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Faster to knit than the Spectra scarf, good looking, warm and fun to wear,
this hat can be worn with or without Mr. Stephen Wests Spectra scarf.

I have, it seems, an affinity for turning any and every yarn that I touch into a hat . . . so thinking I was due for a change from my hat phase, I purchased the well received Spectra scarf pattern by Mr. West.

I found some lovely, fine, sock weight yarns at Knit-a-Bit in Westfield, NJ and began to work on that previously mentioned pretty scarf.

I was in love with the framed panels and changes in the yarn's color, I was looking forward to seeing the scarf take shape. I excitedly cast on as directed and was off and running. (OK, so only another knitter could understand this excitement.)

Then, after two repeats of the pattern, I just had to rip it out and restart, I just had to turn the patten into a hat. (frog, frog, rip it, ribbit . . .) A hat was just pleading to be made from that yarn, the framed colors would be just perfect. So it was that I began work on this, Spectra, the Hat. The rest as they say, is history, and that history provides you with this pattern.

Gauge:

~7 stitches per inch in stockinette with #3 US size needles
~one skein of the mini mochi yarn makes about two hats with a good bit left over.
~on the Vail yarn there are more than two hat's worth there. So far I have worked up three, Spectra, the Hat, hats! And there's still a another hat or two's worth of yarn left.

Suggested yarn:

000 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

vail, baby alpaca ( need ~ 100 yd)

Colorway:

mini mouchi / merino blend (need ~25 yd)

About Designer

About Designer

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Autumn and winter bring cold dampness and ice here in the north east. Are you ready? You know you'll need some cowls and mitts for yourself and your family. How about a double layered, double warm hat to snuggle your ears? You will need to get ready for gifting, and knit for yourself. Don't be caught out in the cold, snow, and gales that are on the way?

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